Dogs Who Don’t Realize How Big They Are

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Big dogs are just as loving and adorable as their little canine friends, and of course, if you own one then you already know- big dogs mean bigger hugs! Let’s take a look at these huge canines who do not seem to realize how adorably big they are!

  1. When you think it’s time to get up but your Saint Bernard says otherwise.

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    We have seen gifs of dog owners being woken up by their adorable pets in the past, but this Saint Bernard likes to do things the other way round, and who are we to complain? Well there is not much that you can do when he puts his big paw down like that! Right back to bed it is. We’re sure that the boss will understand! How can anyone say no to that?

  2. Being big boned has its perks too..you can troll smaller dogs!

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    Oh nothing’s wrong with getting a good tail slap or two. I got a good deal of tail slaps in my day, and look at how fine I turned out, he woofs. He’s got a point.

  3. Mommy, I can’t move, this guy has got me in a super hug(e) lockdown!

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    We get the feeling that this baby is loving being smothered by the big hugs! Don’t fall for those innocent puppy eyes that he is trying to make, you know where he picked that up from.

  4. These guys are the classic dog- cat duo.. the dog tried extending the olive branch but clearly the cat was on a different page!

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    This Great Dane was just trying to get friendly with the cat. Of course, things did not turn out as he suspected it would. Nothing wrong with playful fights!

  5. Don’t you just hate it when you leave your seat to go grab some food, and come back to find it all shrunk? Well, you aren’t the only one!

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    Okay, which one of you decided to throw my lovely seat in the laundry basket again? It’s shrunk. Oh well, fine. Looks like I will have to make do with this.

  6. Down the slide we go..Wheeeee!!

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    We are pretty sure that this is not what pet experts meant when they said play and spend time with your dog. Seriously, it’s not even his fault, you should have seen that coming. The next time, take turns may be?

    Do you have a big canine at home? Tell us what fun antics he gets into because he does not realize how big he is in the comments section below.

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How Big Will My Dog Get? Tips for Estimating Your Dog’s Full-Grown Size

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Size is one of the most important factors to consider when adopting a puppy. Do you want a small dog that will fit on your lap, or a large dog that you can take hiking and camping? Or perhaps you want something in between — a medium-sized dog that is the best of both worlds?

Before bringing a puppy home for good, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Your dog’s eventual size will have an impact on their exercise needs, grooming requirements, and cost. So how can you figure out how big your dog will get? Let’s take a look at answering the question, “How big will my dog get?”

Estimating the Final Size of a Purebred

Estimating the final size of a purebred dog is not all that difficult. You can get a good idea by looking at the pup’s parents and at breed standards on the American Kennel Club’s website, where you’ll find each breed’s typical weight range, height, and more.

Measuring Mixed Breeds

Figuring out the final size of a mixed breed pup can be more tricky, especially if you adopt a dog from a shelter and the dog’s breeds, age, and parents’ sizes are unknown. However, there are some ways to estimate a pup’s growth potential, outlined below.

Growth Considerations

There are certain considerations that can help you project your pal’s eventual size:

  • Look at the breed and size of both parents. If the parents are the same breed and around the same size, you can get a pretty good idea of how large your dog will grow. If the parents are different breeds and different sizes, the bitch’s size will have more influence on your pup’s eventual size than the sire’s.
  • Some suggest that you can estimate your pup’s size by doubling their weight at 4 months old. For giant breed dogs, double their weight at 5 months instead.
  • While it’s not an exact science, looking at your pup’s paws can help you predict their final size. A pup with petite paws isn’t going to grow to a weight they can’t support, and a dog with large, floppy paws isn’t going to end up a dainty puffball.
  • Height vs. weight: a dog will stop growing in height before it stops growing in weight. Most dogs will be at 75% of their final height at around 6 months old, but they can keep putting on weight for another 6 months to another year, depending on the breed

When Do Dogs Stop Growing?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including size and breed. In general, small breed dogs stop growing sooner than large breed dogs. This will help answer your question of “How big will my dog get?” and give you ample time to prepare.

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